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Catching up from early nutritional deficits? : evidence from rural Ethiopia

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We examine the nutritional status of a cohort of poor Ethiopian children and their patterns of catch-up growth in height-for-age between three key development stages: age one, five and eight. We use ordinary least squares (within community) and instrumental variables analysis. During the earliest period, we find that nutritional catch-up patterns vary substantially across socioeconomic groups: average catch-up growth in height-for-age is almost perfect among children in relatively better-o...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ehb.2012.03.001

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Outes-Leon, I
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R8544
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Funding agency for:
Porter, C
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R8544
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Economics and Human Biology Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
2
Pages:
148-163
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1570-677X
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English
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2014-11-04

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